Construction work was the culprit behind two damaged gas pipes this past week in Florida, causing the evacuation of a middle school and a three-hour road closure. It could have been worse.
Anyone who digs must do his or her part to avoid causing pipeline damage when digging. Paradigm Liaison Services has once again teamed up with sunshine 811, and your local pipeline and gas distribution companies to offer safe excavation training through the Contractor Damage Prevention & Pipeline Safety Program.
Public works excavators, utilities, contractors and sub-contractors should attend this free pipeline safety program.
Florida Operators: Buckeye Partners, LP; CITGO Petroleum Corporation; City of Lakeland; Florida City Gas; Florida Gas Transmission; Florida Power & Light Co; Florida Southeast Connection, LLC; Gainesville Regional Utilities; Genesis Energy, LP; Gulf South Pipeline Company, L.P.; Gulfstream Natural Gas System; Kinder Morgan - Central Florida Pipeline LLC; Pensacola Energy; Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC; SeaCoast Gas Transmission; Southern Natural Gas, LLC; TECO Peoples Gas.
Important Note About Registration
All Contractor Damage Prevention & Pipeline Safety Program sessions begin at 7:30 a.m. and include a full breakfast, except the Tallahassee session which meets at 5:30 p.m.
Please RSVP for the 7:30 excavator class. The afternoon class is for emergency responders.
Schedule at a Glance
Sept. 9 in Pensacola 7:30 a.m.
Sept. 10 in Chipley 7:30 a.m.
Sept. 12 in Panama City @ 7:30 a.m.
Sept. 16 in Tallahassee @ 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 17 in Madison @ 7:30 a.m.
Sept. 18 in Lake City @ 7:30 a.m.
Sept. 19 in Jacksonville @ 7:30 a.m.
Sept. 23, Crystal River @ 7:30 a.m.
Sept. 24 in Ocala @ 7:30 a.m.
Sept. 25 in DeLand @ 7:30 a.m.
Sept. 26 in Kissimmee @ 7:30 a.m.
Sept 30, in Bartow @ 7:30 a.m.
Oct. 1 in Tampa @ 7:30 a.m.
Oct. 2 in Bradenton @ 7:30 a.m.
Oct. 3 in Fort Myers @ 7:30 a.m.
Oct. 7 in Miami @ 7:30 a.m.
Oct. 8 in Davie @ 7:30 a.m.
Oct. 9 in West Palm Beach @ 7:30 a.m.
Oct. 10 in St. Lucie @ 7:30 a.m.
To register and get location information, visit http://fl.pipeline-awareness.com/meeting_schedule.